1978

The Lovett family bought twenty-five acres of land east of Visalia, mostly grassland with tules growing in a wetland. There was riparian woodland on the eastern border next to the Kaweah Oaks Preserve.

2007

Bill and Beth Lovett offered the property to Visalia Friend Meeting to administer as a center for Peace, Justice, and Environmental Sustainability work. The Quaker Oaks Farm non-profit was established as a non-religious organization to work toward that end.

2015

The land was officially transferred to the care of Visalia Friends Meeting and the management of the land and the Lovett’s vision that it be a “place where good things happen” was entrusted to Quaker Oaks Farm.

Our Core Values

Equality

We see value in everyone. All must be treated with integrity and respect. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, class, sexual orientation, and other divisions of people.

Integrity

Integrity requires that we be fully responsible for our actions. It calls for a single standard of truth in all our interactions and transparency in our policies and accounting.

Community

Quaker Oaks Farm seeks to bring people together to learn from one another and the land we share in a vibrant community that enriches all who participate.

Sustainability

Quaker Oaks Farm agricultural practices will use organic principals to enrich and maintain the natural resources of the land. We are committed to sustainability.

Peace

Based upon love and concern for the wellbeing of all, we work to create a welcoming, peaceful environment and to promote active nonviolent resolution of conflict.

Farm Board 2020-21

Our Leadership

Alyssa Nelson
Board Member
Brenda Gutierrez
Board Member
Carlos Gomez
Board Member
Clara Medina Maya
Board Member
Darlene Franco
Board Member
David Dudley
Board Treasurer
Kassandra Hishida
Board Member
Melissa Lovett-Adair
Board Chair
Yaynicut Franco
Farm Manager

Thank You!

Steve Lee

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Steve and Mary Lee for their years of dedicated service to Quaker Oaks Farm. Steve served as our farm manager and Mary led our outreach committee.

We wish the Lee family the very best on their new adventures in Idaho!

Mary Lee